The free lunch

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Publisher:
Tor/Tom Doherty Associates Book,
Pub. Date:
2001.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Description
What if the world was so terrible that your only hope for a happy life would be to hide away in the world's greatest amusement park... Dreamworld? In The Free Lunch, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Spider Robinson transports us to Dreamworld, a place where everybody has fun, dreams can come true, and the only sadness is when they close for the night.With his perceptive grasp of human emotions and his deft hand at humor, Robinson masterfully tells the take of Mike, a young teen who escapes our own dark, tormented near future into a dream - into Dreamworld. There he meets Annie, another refugee who has built a life in the underworld of this fantastic amusement park, perhaps the last vestige of innocence left in the world. But it is tainted by a dark secret - a ruthless competitor, who can't possibly create an attraction that's as much fun as Dreamworld, has decided that if he can't beat Dreamworld, he might as well destroy it. There's another threat to Dreamworld. Suddenly there are more trolls at the end of the day than were there in the morning... and nobody, not even Mike or Annie, knows where they're from. But it's up to them and their passion for preserving this last haven of joy in a world of horrors to save Dreamworld... and Earth's future.
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9780312865245
9781481593595
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subject_facet Amusement parks -- Fiction, Fiction, Runaway teenagers -- Fiction, Science fiction
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